Water Resources Planner

Water & Utilities
  • UK, South East, Kent
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
Our well known water client currently has an opportunity for a Water Resources Planner located in Kent. If you have a background in water resource management or compliance then they are looking for you. Job Description: You’ll take up this key role to produce, maintain and develop water supply forecasts...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 22.05.2024

Managing consultant

Julian Taylor

Quote ref: 2406/26831

Quote ref: 2406/26831

Job description

Our well known water client currently has an opportunity for a Water Resources Planner located in Kent. If you have a background in water resource management or compliance then they are looking for you.  

 

Job Description:  

 

You’ll take up this key role to produce, maintain and develop water supply forecasts and strategic modelling within their Water Resources function  

 

Ideally you’ll have an environmental science background, with a particular focus towards disciplines such as hydrology hydrogeology, geology and regulation. Technical knowledge and experience of surface water and groundwater modelling will be beneficial, enabling you to contribute to producing detailed forecasts substantiated through numerical analysis. The ability to accurately monitor and to forecast with confidence is a necessity so that my client can maintain performance, meeting with the commitments set out within their service levels.  

 

This is a role where you’ll build trusted relationships and grow new connections across their business and within external communities. You’ll engage with the company's operational colleagues to ensure their operations remain compliant with both their abstraction licences and discharge consents, as well as collaborating with asset management peers to contribute to the development of investment plans and strategies. This could lead to the creation of new boreholes, treatment works or other infrastructure assets. This role will also require significant engagement with my client's regulators, providing updates, timely reports and responses to demonstrate their commitment to regulatory compliance.  

 

What will be your key accountabilities?  

- Use detailed technical knowledge of ground and surface waters along with technical capability to deliver detailed modelling and numerical analysis e.g. deployable output, headroom uncertainty, levels of service, security of supply analysis and technical reporting.  

- To promote plans and processes to deliver regulatory compliance, for instance drought planning, production planning, discharge compliance, abstraction licencing and supply forecasting. This involves an understanding of the relevant regulations, accurate timely monitoring, setting and communicating related objectives and reporting based on auditable data and methodology.  

- To supervise and ensure delivery of contractor activities such as investigation programmes and pilot studies  

- Use technical knowledge of water resources supply to identify and communicate details of issues in existing systems or processes.  

- To maintain discussions across departments, engaging and influencing people, where there may be differing priorities, to ensure consensus and an agreed way of delivering regulatory requirements (e.g. Production Planning and Discharge Consents)  

- To provide technical support on an ad hoc basis to departments across the business who require it with regard to environmental water related licencing / permitting and supply forecast i.e. planned levels of service / security of supply  

- To maintain relationships, including liaison and negotiation of potential areas of operational differences, with external stakeholders, industry network groups, and industry regulators on the Company’s on supply forecast and other specified regulatory areas

Requirements

- A relevant environmental science degree e.g. Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science (equivalent training and industry experience will also be considered).  

- Confident communicating with a wide range of internal and external audiences.  

- Able to lead developments and improvements to business processes.  

- Relevant experience of supply modelling / forecasting.  

- An understanding of the water industry, UK utility regulatory framework would be useful.  

- Full UK Driving Licence

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